ICC Women's World Cup 2017: India's Mithali Raj named captain of Team of the Tournament

PTI, Jul, 24 2017

London: India skipper Mithali Raj was on Monday chosen as the captain of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council.

The 34-year-old Indian was selected as captain after she led India to the final of the just-concluded ICC Women's World Cup.

India lost to England by nine runs in one of the most thrilling finals at the Lord's.

India captain Mithali Raj in this file photo . AP

File image of India captain Mithali Raj. AP

Mithali led by example, scoring 409 runs during the 30-day tournament.

She was at her best in a virtual quarter-final against New Zealand in Derby when she scored 109 to steer her side into the semifinals with a 186-run victory.

Her other notable scores in the tournament were 71 against England in the tournament opener in Derby, 46 against the West Indies in Taunton, 53 against Sri Lanka in Derby and 69 against Australia in Bristol.

Besides Mithali, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma were the other two Indians included in the ICC's team.

The side includes four players from England — player of the tournament Tamsin Beaumont, player of the final Anya Shrubsole, wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor and left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, three from South Africa that included opener Laura Wolvaardt and bowlers Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk, and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry.

England's Natalie Sciver, who scored 369 runs and took seven wickets, was chosen as the 12th player.

Mithali, Taylor and Shrubsole have been picked in the Team of the Tournament for the second time in their careers.

Mithali and Taylor were selected in the Team of the ICC Women's World Cup 2009, which England won in Sydney in 2009, while Shrubsole was named in the Team of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013, which Australia won in India in January/February 2013.

Published Date: Jul 24, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115